First Shadow Cabinet of Bill English

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New Zealand political leader Bill English assembled a "shadow cabinet" within the National Party caucus after his election to the position of Leader of the Opposition in 2001 unopposed. He composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while he was Leader of the Opposition (2001–2003).

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Frontbench team

The list below contains a list of English's shadow ministers and their respective roles as announced October 2001. [1]

RankShadow MinisterPortfolio
1Hon Bill English Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister of Finance
2Hon Roger Sowry Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister of Health
3Hon Dr Nick Smith Shadow Minister of Education
Shadow Minister for the Environment
4 Gerry Brownlee Shadow Leader of the House
Shadow Minister of ACC
Shadow Minister of Superannuation
5Hon Tony Ryall Shadow Minister of Commerce
Shadow Minister of Police
Shadow Minister of Regional Development
6Hon Dr Lockwood Smith Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs
7Hon David Carter Associate Shadow Minister of Finance
8Hon Georgina te Heuheu Shadow Minister of Maori Affairs
Shadow Minister of Treaty Negotiations
9 Wayne Mapp Shadow Minister of Justice
10Hon Murray McCully Shadow Minister of State Owned Enterprises
Shadow Minister of Housing
11 Gavan Herlihy Shadow Minister of Agriculture
12 Bob Simcock Shadow Minister of Social Services
Shadow Minister of Employment
13 Lynda Scott Shadow Minister of Senior Citizens
Shadow Minister of Disabilities
Associate Shadow Minister of Health
14 Simon Power Shadow Minister of Labour
Shadow Minister for Youth
15 John Carter Senior Whip
Deputy Shadow Leader of the House
Shadow Minister of Civil Defense and Emergency Services
16 Tony Steel Junior whip
Shadow Minister of Sport, Fitness and Leisure
17 Belinda Vernon Shadow Minister of Transport
Shadow Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage
18Hon Marie Hasler Shadow Minister of Immigration
Shadow Minister of Consumer Affairs
19 Alec Neill Shadow Minister of Local Government
Shadow Minister of Conservation
20 Annabel Young Shadow Minister of Revenue
21Rt Hon Wyatt Creech Shadow Minister of State
Associate Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs
22Rt Hon Jenny Shipley Shadow Minister of Trade
Shadow Minister of State Services
23 Eric Roy Shadow Minister of Biosecurity and Border Control
24Hon John Luxton Shadow Minister of Communications
Shadow Minister of Tourism
25 Pansy Wong Shadow Minister of Ethnic Affairs
Shadow Minister of Energy
26Hon Max Bradford Shadow Minister of Defense
27Hon Maurice Williamson Shadow Minister of Tertiary Education
Shadow Minister of Information Technology
Shadow Minister of Science and Technology

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References

  1. Small, Vernon (12 October 2001). "Solution found in the mirror". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 28 February 2017.